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Graduate Bulletin

Human Resource Management, M.S.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:


  • December 10 - Early Decision
  • March 1 - International Application Deadline
  • May 31 - Domestic Application Deadline
  • June 30 - Late Deadline

Spring: October 30

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with academic competence and/or an immediate work supervisor.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students that do not hold an undergraduate business degree may be advised to take general business courses as part of their elective sequence.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree, preferably in business, is required.

Statement of Goals:

Applicants for the M.S. program are expected to submit a Statement of Goals that describes their career accomplishments, the career path chosen, and how the M.S. will assist the applicant in achieving those goals. The Statement of Goals should be limited to 2 pages and should avoid generalizations.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required.

Minimum TOEFL scores needed to be accepted: 100 iBT or 600 PBT. Applicants may substitute the IELTS for the TOEFL with a comparable minimum score of 7.5.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the M.S. program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the department chair. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:


STAT 5001:  Quantitative Methods for Business

Required HRM Courses:

HRM 5051:  Human Resources Management Strategies

HRM 5052:  Ethical Decisions in Business


BA 5088:  Ethical Decision Making in Business and Professional Development Practicum

HRM 5053:  Effective Organizational Communication

HRM 5054:  Leadership Development


BA 5087:  Leadership and Professional Development Practicum

Choose five of the following HRM courses:

HRM 5111:  Organizational Communication and Information Management

HRM 5112:  Managing Productive Work Teams

HRM 5113:  Power, Influence, and Negotiation in Organizations

HRM 5114:  Building High-Performance Organizations

HRM 5115:  Best Practices in HR

HRM 5116:  Strategic Reward Systems

HRM 5117:  HR in a Dynamic Environment

HRM 5155:  Electronic Relationships at Work

HRM 5182:  Independent Study

Business Electives:

Choose three 5100-level Business Electives that are not HRM or complete other graduate courses with the approval of your advisor.


HRM 5125:  Strategic Challenges in Human Resources

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

There are no culminating events.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:

Academic Director:

John McClendon

Specialized Master’s Programs Coordinator:
Jason Gasper-Hulvat
Associate Director for Specialized Master’s Programs


About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers M.S. programs through which students acquire in-depth knowledge of one business discipline. These programs are ideally suited for the business professional who wishes to develop advanced mastery of one business specialization. Our approach to graduate education helps develop practical expertise through case analyses and presentations, interaction with business practitioners, and team projects. The Fox School prepares students to step immediately into key management roles in highly specialized fields. The Fox School is the region's second largest business graduate school with over 1,300 students studying in 35 graduate business areas of concentration.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

Required business core courses are offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses through the year. A selection of upper-level courses is offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses each semester. Courses may also be offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

The M.S. in Human Resource Management is designed as a part-time program. Students who want to study full-time should seek advise before applying.

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.


Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's Advanta Center for Research in Financial Institutions, the Biostatistics Research Center, the Center for Competitive Government, the Center for Healthcare Research and Management, the Center for Neural Decision Making, the Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, the Institute of Global Management Studies, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University. The HRM faculty conduct research in employee work attitudes and behavior; human resource management, including outsourcing, discipline, compensation, and labor relations; organizational communications; and organizational structure and design.


The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:



All Fox School of Business and Management graduate business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International), the association for management education.

Areas of Specialization:

To gain mastery, students complete a minimum of ten advanced level courses (5000 level or above) beyond either the prerequisites or foundation curricula.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management obtain jobs in computer/information technology; consulting; consumer products and services; energy/utilities; financial services/banking; government; healthcare; industrial products and services; manufacturing; the pharmaceutical industry; telecommunications; and tourism/transportation.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be allowed to take classes under non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Financing Opportunities

The Fox School of Business and Management has a limited number of scholarships for students with high academic grades and test scores. Scholarships are offered at the time of acceptance into the Fox School.

The Fox School has a limited number of graduate externships for assignments in academic and administrative departments. Work assignments are generally administrative in nature and may include word and data processing. An extern provides up to 20 hours of service per week. Students are required to submit applications directly to the department in which they wish to be appointed.

Updated 11.1.12